Mebane Officials Warn of Dangers of Leaving Children Alone in Hot Car
With the heat index topping out over 100 degrees in recent days, the Mebane Fire Department and other local agencies have decided to educate the public about the dangers of leaving a child alone in a parked car. Representatives from the fire department, along with the Mebane Police Force and NC Safe Kids will be at Tanger Outlets tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to educate shoppers about the dangers of a hot car. The agencies will demonstrate the dangers by using a large digital thermometer, showing the temperature both inside and outside a parked car. Nationwide, an average of 38 children under the age of 15 die each year from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle. In North Carolina, 33 children have died from heat strokes in vehicles since 1998.